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Prospective students who are eligible for veterans’ benefits should contact the Veterans Coordinator in the registrar’s office at the University at the time application for admission is made. Such students should also report to the Veterans Coordinator no later than the first week of each semester’s classes. The Veterans Coordinator will submit the necessary application forms to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) regional office for processing.
Recipients desiring advanced payment of the initial benefit check should know that the DVA requires application at least 30 days prior to the start of the term.
Veterans and others eligible for educational benefits from the DVA are subject to the standard of satisfactory progress as required by DVA rules and regulations.
Benefit recipients are required to notify the Veterans Coordinator of any adds, drops, withdrawals, or changes of program of study.
Wounded warriors (veterans with disabilities) should contact the Office for Students with Disabilities for information about the accommodation request process. Please contact this office as soon as possible in order to allow sufficient time to process your request.
The educational records of the students receiving benefits as well as other students not on benefits (for comparison), may be provided to authorized state and federal personnel without prior consent of the student under 45 CFR. Part 99.3 and Part 99.35 (Protection and the Right of Privacy of Parents and Students).
Additional information regarding Department of Veterans Affairs policies and programs may be obtained from the Veterans Coordinator, located in the Office of the Registrar in Waldschmidt Hall, Suite 100. Telephone: (503) 943-7321. For your convenience, additional veterans' information, including downloadable forms and applications are available on the DVA website.
Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)The Post 9/11 GI Bill will go into effect August 1, 2009. Every VA benefit recipient is encouraged to contact the VA to speak with a counselor regarding the benefits and costs associated with being a Chapter 33 award recipient. Should a veteran wish to use this award at the University of Portland, they should contact the Veterans' Administration Regional Office to receive a Certificate of Eligibility. Once the student receives a letter of eligibility from the VA, a copy should then be submitted to the VA Coordinator in the Registrar's Office.
YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM
The University of Portland is pleased to announce its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program to demonstrate the University's continued dedication to serving the veteran population. Veterans wishing to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program must submit a Certificate of Eligibility to the VA Coordinator to begin the benefit process at the University of Portland. Any eligibility information may be faxed, mailed, submitted in person, or scanned into an email and sent to the Registrar's Office.
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive this funding. Therefore, you may be eligible if:
- You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
- You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service.
For more information regarding the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program, please visit the Department of Veterans' Affairs website.